Postgame Report: Pacers vs. Nets 081223

Playing 33 minutes in his first game back from a severe viral infection, the rising star produced 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 4-of-7 from the 3-point line, adding four assists. His jumper with 10 seconds left gave the Pacers a short-lived 107-106 lead.

Name Min. +/- Name Min. +/-
Maceo Baston DNP --- Marquis Daniels DNP ---
Travis Diener 18:14 +7 Mike Dunleavy DNP ---
T. J. Ford 11:23 -4 Jeff Foster 31:39 0
Stephen Graham 7:51 +1 Danny Granger 32:48 +7
Roy Hibbert 11:20 -4 Jarrett Jack 37:30 -1
Josh McRoberts 25:05 -5 Troy Murphy DNP ---
Rasho Nesterovic 21:26 0 Brandon Rush 42:44 -6

  • Points in the paint: Pacers 44, Nets 22
  • Fast-break points: Nets 14, Pacers 7
  • Second-chance points: Pacers 9, Nets 6
  • Points off turnovers: Nets 20, Pacers 14
  • Starters scoring: Nets 76, Pacers 68
  • Bench scoring: Pacers 39, Nets 32

  • When Danny Granger missed two free throws with 41 seconds left, it snapped his streak at 45 in a row.

  • With tonight's one-point loss, Indiana is 3-4 in games decided by three points or less.
  • Danny Granger's two missed free throws in the fourth quarter ended a run of 45 consecutive made from the foul line.
  • With 12 points and a season-high 14 rebounds, Jeff Foster recorded his fourth double-double of the season. Foster has had 10+ rebounds in five straight games. Foster tied a season-high with seven offensive rebounds and he has had seven offensive boards five times this season, including three of the last five games.
  • Josh McRoberts came into tonight's game with just four assists in 13 appearances and had never had more than one in any game in 21 career games. However, he dealt five assists and had no turnovers in 25 minutes. McRoberts also had more than one steal for the first time this season with two tonight.
  • Jarrett Jack led the Pacers with eight assists, tying his season-high.
  • As a team, the Pacers had a season-high 31 assists, their first game with 30 or more this season.
  • Brandon Rush scored 20+ points for the first time this season with 22 on 8-12 FGS, 4-5 3-pt FGS and 2-2 FTS. He also had eight boards--his second highest total in the NBA. Rush also led the Pacers with a career-high three steals.
  • The Pacers had seven blocked shots tonight, including a season-high three from Rasho Nesterovic.

  • The Pacers hit the road to face the Grizzlies in Memphis Friday (8 p.m., 1070 The Fan). Please note, the game will not be televised by Fox Sports Indiana.

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  • Dec. 23, 2008 at Conseco Fieldhouse

    Nets 108, Pacers 107


    “That’s a tough loss, an understatement I know. They have an All-Star backcourt that scored 61 points. We played well enough to win and just didn’t."

    (On Danny Granger’s last shot) "The shot we got was perfect. I think we faced a lot of adversity the last 10 days. I’ve been very pleased with the effort we’ve been getting from people. I think we’ll be a better and deeper basketball team because of it.”


    (On his career game) "I felt real good coming in tonight. But we just couldn’t get the key stop defensively at the end. Devin (Harris) just shot the ball real well."

    (On having so many injuries and illnesses) "In a way it’s helping a lot because more guys are getting more time. But the problem is, we don’t get into any kind of normal rotation."

    (general) "I felt good tonight. My shots felt good going down and I think my teammates now are looking for me more. But in the end, it’s hard to stop their two guards, Carter (Vince) being the All-Star and Harris will probably be one.”


    “We’re working hard and we’ve been putting ourselves in a position to win but unfortunately we’ve been falling short recently."

    "You know their guards are going to get their points. But in the first quarter, Carter got off to a fast start. When you have a pair of guards like them you know it’s a tough night."

    (On missing players) "All teams seem to have their injuries and illnesses. It just seems like we have more than normal. We’re going to start winning, it’s just a matter of time getting everybody healthy.”


    (On Devin Harris’ last shot) "It’s called club chaos. That was an unbelievable play by Devin."

    (On Devin taking the last shot) "Why not? Devin was huge in the second half. Luck was on our side tonight."

    (On the game) "It was a game of runs. Our advantage when they brought Danny in was to play small to chase him around. The key is putting ourselves in a position to win. As long as we keep playing with passion, we’ll be alright.”


    (On the win) "This shows how resilient we can be. Devin has been playing phenomenal. It was great for him to hit the game winner. I told him this was his first one, so welcome."

    (On his scoring early in the game) "I wanted to just set the tone. I wasn’t worried about who else could do it; I wanted to set the tone tonight. I just wanted to be aggressive. "

    (On the last shot) "We just wanted it to be Devin, so he could have room to either pull up or get to the basket. If not, I was going to drift behind him for an outlet. (His shot) looked good from where I was. He got his feet set and he had enough time to get it in rhythm and do what he needed to do. I am happy for him.”


    (On the game) "It was a fun game to play. Back and forth and no lead was safe. It was a defensively hard played game. It was just a good game both ways."

    (On the final play) "I was just waiting. The play was supposed to come to me. We were supposed to get it in cleanly to Vince (Carter) and he was going to swing it and I was going to go to work. But I was kind of wondering what was going on. When Jarvis (Hayes) got it he was kind of holding it and Vince got it and he held it a little bit and then it was like, ‘Okay Devin you take it.’”

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